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Excelsior degree info needed
#1
So I am looking at applying to Excelsior in the near future for either their BS Health Science Public Health emphasis or BS Natural Science with Biology concentration. I have also looked at TEUS BA Biology - not technically an online degree but the courses can be found at either UC SD extension or Doane. Also their BALS degree. Do they do a BS version?


I am looking at possibly taking some UExcel exams and maybe study.com. I have the credits mentioned below. The big reason for Excelsior is that they accept NA credits and I am currently studying at UoPeople but I don't want to do (or thing I'll be able to do) the internship to complete their degree.

Credits

Sophia: Accounting, Ancient Greek, Art History I, College Algebra, Foundations of College Algebra, Foundations of Statistics, Intro to Ethics, Intro to IT, Intro to Psychology, Intro to Sociology, Intro to Statistics, Macroeconomics [36 credits]
Saylor: BIO101 (in progress), CHEM101 (in progress), CS302 (in progress)
A levels: Georgraphy, Marine Biology
UoPeople:
ENGL 1102 (in progress), HIST 1421 (in progress), UNIV 1001,
PSYC 1111, POLS 1503, BIOL 1121, BIOL 1301, ENVS 1301, CS 1101, CS 1102 [25 credits]

UoPortsmouth: BN Adult Nursing [360 credits UK/ 90 credits US]
The Open Uni: BSc Sports Science (in progress), DipHE (E60) [240 credits UK/60 credits US]
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#2
TESU doesn't have a BS Biology, unfortunately. They have Health Services Technology, but it'd probably be difficult, if not impossible, to get most of the credits for that degree. https://www.tesu.edu/ast/programs/bs/health-services

Excelsior would certainly be easier. But they do require a total of 30 UL credits (the capstone & cornerstone can both be UL) and I'm not sure that SDC has enough UL credits. SDC has 6 Health courses that are upper-level: Health 301 (ethics), Health 302 (health science elective), Health 303 (health science elective), Health 305 (free elective), Health 307 (free elective), and Health 309 (free elective). No science (chem, bio) courses are UL.

Coopersmith has a handful of UL courses that might work for some of this: https://degreeforum.miraheze.org/wiki/Co...Consulting

If you can transfer in the UL courses from UoPeople, that might be your only option for being able to complete the Health Science or Natural Science degrees at TESU. Otherwise, the only degrees that one can easily get at Excelsior without taking a bunch of EC courses are History, Liberal Arts, and (I think) Psychology or Social Sciences.
In progress:
TESU - BA Computer Science; BSBA CIS; ASNSM Math & CS; ASBA

Completed:
Pierpont - AAS BOG
Sophia (so many), The Institutes (old), Study.com (5 courses)
ASU: Human Origins, Astronomy, Intro Health & Wellness, Western Civilization, Computer Appls & Info Technology, Intro Programming
Strayer: CIS175, CIS111, WRK100, MAT210
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(08-23-2021, 05:05 AM)rachel83az Wrote: TESU doesn't have a BS Biology, unfortunately. They have Health Services Technology, but it'd probably be difficult, if not impossible, to get most of the credits for that degree. https://www.tesu.edu/ast/programs/bs/health-services

Excelsior would certainly be easier. But they do require a total of 30 UL credits (the capstone & cornerstone can both be UL) and I'm not sure that SDC has enough UL credits. SDC has 6 Health courses that are upper-level: Health 301 (ethics), Health 302 (health science elective), Health 303 (health science elective), Health 305 (free elective), Health 307 (free elective), and Health 309 (free elective). No science (chem, bio) courses are UL.

Coopersmith has a handful of UL courses that might work for some of this: https://degreeforum.miraheze.org/wiki/Co...Consulting

If you can transfer in the UL courses from UoPeople, that might be your only option for being able to complete the Health Science or Natural Science degrees at TESU. Otherwise, the only degrees that one can easily get at Excelsior without taking a bunch of EC courses are History, Liberal Arts, and (I think) Psychology or Social Sciences.

Thank you, I will look into taking those SDC courses.

I have seen BS Health Science or Public Health degrees from other universities/colleges so I think it's best build up my credits and see when they fit by the time I'm ready to transfer.
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#4
If you are set on the BS Health Science or Public Health, I would choose a different school. I might even get an inexpensive bachelor's degree somewhere like EC or UMPI first, and then get a 2nd bachelor's or masters in your chosen field.
TESU BSBA/HR 2018 - WVNCC BOG AAS 2017 - GGU Cert in Mgmt 2000
EXAMS: TECEP Tech Wrtg, Comp II, LA Math, PR, Computers  DSST Computers, Pers Fin  CLEP Mgmt, Mktg
COURSES: TESU Capstone  Study.com Pers Fin, Microecon, Stats  Ed4Credit Acct 2  PF Fin Mgmt  ALEKS Int & Coll Alg  Sophia Proj Mgmt The Institutes - Ins Ethics  Kaplan PLA
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(08-23-2021, 09:15 AM)dfrecore Wrote: If you are set on the BS Health Science or Public Health, I would choose a different school.  I might even get an inexpensive bachelor's degree somewhere like EC or UMPI first, and then get a 2nd bachelor's or masters in your chosen field.

I have a few unis/colleges in mind just working out how many credits I need to do at each place.
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#6
Is there a list of Excelsior courses? I have a general outline but nothing for electives etc
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#7
Interesting, you're from the UK? Have you thought of completing your education through "Top Ups" instead? There are a few schools that have options...
In Progress: Walden MBA | TESU BA Biology & Computer Science
The Basic Approach | Plans | DegreeForum Community Supported Wiki
~Note~ Read/Review forum posts & Wiki Links to Sample Degree Plans

TESU ASNSM Biology, BSBA (ACBSP Accredited 2017)
Universidad Isabel I: ENEB MBA, Big Data & BI, Digital Marketing & E-Commerce
Certs: 6Sigma/Lean/Scrum, ITIL | Cisco, CompTIA, MTA | Coursera & Udacity
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(08-23-2021, 11:03 AM)bjcheung77 Wrote: Interesting, you're from the UK? Have you thought of completing your education through "Top Ups" instead?  There are a few schools that have options...

Online 'top-ups' rarely exist or require work-based learning UK that is. Where are you thinking?
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#9
Just by doing a quick search, there are too many "Health Care" 1 year top ups, but these are interesting ones...

SRUC 1 Year Applied Animal Science Top Up: https://www.sruc.ac.uk/courses-training/...up-degree/
Leeds 1 Year Biomedical Sciences Top Up £7,950 : https://ucleeds.ac.uk/courses/bsc-hons-b...es-top-up/
Derby 1 Year Integrated Health Top Up £5,040 : https://www.derby.ac.uk/online/health-so...ons-online
Tees 1 Year Paramedic Science Top Up: https://www.tees.ac.uk/undergraduate_cou...op-up).cfm
Bedfordshire 1 Year Health Care Practice £9,250 Top Up: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/course...-practice/
Anglia Ruskin Acute Care 1 Year Top Up £9,250 : https://aru.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/acute-care-top-up
Wolverhampton 1 Year Top Up - £3100 per year (part time) : https://www.wlv.ac.uk/courses/bsc-hons-e...er-top-up/
In Progress: Walden MBA | TESU BA Biology & Computer Science
The Basic Approach | Plans | DegreeForum Community Supported Wiki
~Note~ Read/Review forum posts & Wiki Links to Sample Degree Plans

TESU ASNSM Biology, BSBA (ACBSP Accredited 2017)
Universidad Isabel I: ENEB MBA, Big Data & BI, Digital Marketing & E-Commerce
Certs: 6Sigma/Lean/Scrum, ITIL | Cisco, CompTIA, MTA | Coursera & Udacity
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(08-23-2021, 12:37 PM)bjcheung77 Wrote: Just by doing a quick search, there are too many "Health Care" 1 year top ups, but these are interesting ones...

SRUC 1 Year Applied Animal Science Top Up: https://www.sruc.ac.uk/courses-training/...up-degree/
Leeds 1 Year Biomedical Sciences Top Up £7,950 : https://ucleeds.ac.uk/courses/bsc-hons-b...es-top-up/
Derby 1 Year Integrated Health Top Up £5,040 : https://www.derby.ac.uk/online/health-so...ons-online
Tees 1 Year Paramedic Science Top Up: https://www.tees.ac.uk/undergraduate_cou...op-up).cfm
Bedfordshire 1 Year Health Care Practice £9,250 Top Up: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/course...-practice/
Anglia Ruskin Acute Care 1 Year Top Up £9,250 : https://aru.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/acute-care-top-up
Wolverhampton 1 Year Top Up - £3100 per year (part time) : https://www.wlv.ac.uk/courses/bsc-hons-e...er-top-up/

These are work-based, for those already with registration or on campus
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